Credit River – County Road 27

Scheduled Start Date: July 11, 2022

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Project Resources

  • If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 95848522.

What will CenterPoint Energy do?

From July into late December 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in the City of Credit River. While Michels Corporation will install a natural gas steel main within city and county rights of way, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. This project will reinforce CenterPoint Energy’s southern territory in Minnesota for current and future customers. Work will take place along the following streets:

  • County Road 27 (Texas Avenue) from 154th Street to County Road 21 (Richard J. Ames Memorial Highway) and from Murphy Lake Boulevard to 196th Street E.
  • Richard J. Ames Memorial Highway from County Road 27 to Murphy Lake Boulevard
  • Murphy Lake Boulevard from County Road 21 to County Road 27

Since the crews weld the pieces of the pipe together, the steel main replacement requires open excavation. Time spent on each block will vary due to the size of the block, the steel offsets, the restoration preparation, and the weather. Restoration will follow the steel main work.

During this time, there will be lane and road closures to ensure the safety of the public and crews during construction. Local resident access to properties will be maintained.

What should I expect during restoration?

On the soft surfaces such as boulevards and lawns, various erosion control measures keep the restored area moist, hold seed in the soil, and enhance seed germination. If an erosion blanket is needed it is secured in place with staples. The mesh is a wood fiber that will completely degrade. Prior to mowing the restored area, remove any loose staples that secured the blanket. For photo examples, please visit our Restoration Practices page.